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. next up, governor chris christie talking about birthday cakes. it mighmight be the president'st gift this year. >> celebrity birthday today, chris christie turns 50. he blew out the candles on his cake and she wished for another cake. with fidelity's new options platform, we've completely integrated every step of the process, making it easier to try filters and strategies... to get a list of equity option.. evaluate them with our p&l calculator... and execute faster with our more intuitive trade ticket. i'm greg stevens and i helped create fidelity's options platform. it's one more innovative reason serious investors are choosing fidelity. now get 200 free trades when you open an account. it's delicious. so now we've turned her toffee into a business. my goal was to take an idea and make it happen. i'm janet long and i formed my ffee company through legalzoom. never really thought i would make money doing what i love. [ robert ] we created legalzoom to help people start their business and launch their dreams. go to legalzoom.com today and make your business dream a reality. at legalz
president, a pleasure to be with you, thank you for a terrific interview. next up, governor chris christie talking about birthday cakes. it mimight be the president's bt gift this year. >> celebrity birthday today, chris christie turns 50. he blew out the candles on his cake and she wished for another cake. we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and then treats day afr day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don't get heartburn in the first place! [ male announcer ] e pill eachmorning. 24 hours. zero heartbur officewith an online package new colincluding: domain name,y! website builder with five pages and basic email just $49.99! that's up to 76 percent below online providers and only at officemax stores! >> a billion dollars will be spent on potato chips for super bowl sunday and that is just as governor christie's house. i am getting nervous now. >> no. [laughter] [applauding] liz: he is such a great sport. new jersey governor chris christie poking fun at his own weight last night. on the very same day. how
in the agency's clandestine drone program. >>> and weight war. new jersey governor chris christie blasts the doctor who publicly criticized his health habits. >> listen. this is just another hack who wants five minutes on tv. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, february 7th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. this morning the northeast is bracing for a major winter storm that could deliver up to 2 feet of snow in some areas. blizzard watch has been posted for parts of massachusetts, rhode island, including eastern new england is prepared to get hit the hardest. the brunt of the storm is expected friday night into saturday. david bernard of our miami station wfor has more. >> it looks like we're heading for a major winter storm for ufl the northeast and it could even mean blizzard conditions for some of the areas. i want to show you the forecast map. this will be friday afternoon. upstate new york right along the coast of the low and it would include snow mixed with rain and would include the jersey shore and long island and maybe connecticut. and
the phones and cyprian bowlding has the video cam. it is the fat war. chris christie. it started when he went on with david letterman the other night and he made a lot of jokes about you and i've made jokes about your weight. chris christie has a good sense of humor most of the time. he went along with it and actually said, remember, that my cholesterol is fine. my blood sugar level is fine. in fact, he said "i'm the healthiest fat manuel's ever know." he got a laugh. well, the laughs stopped when former white house physician connie mariano was asked by cnn about chris christie and she said she's a republican. she was put in the white house by first president bush in the white house physician's office. she's a republican. she likes chris christie but she's worried about him. >> i worry that he may have a heart attack. he may have a stroke. it is almost like a time bomb waiting to happen unless he addresses those issues before he runs for office. >> bill: whoa! whoa! i think she's right. >> she is right. >> bill: but chris christie, he didn't like it. uh-huh. >> if she wants to get on a plane
as the potential runner for the republicans in 2016. i want to play a clip from chris christie. this is him responding to a former white house position who claimed on cnn who was worried he could die in office. listen to what chris christie had to say today. >> this is just another hack who wants five minutes on tv. it's completely irresponsible. my children saw that last night. and she sat there on tv and said, i'm afraid he's going to die in office. i have four children between 9 and 19. i have my 12-year-old son come to me last night and said, dad, are you going to die? that's irresponsible stuff. >> i totally agree with him. being elise, i think that this obsession with chris christie's weight -- i've rarely met a politician with more drive and ambition than chris christie. why do we care so much about it. he's done an amazing job in the last few months. he's the most popular politician in the country. >> i think it's america's obsession with weight, and our country, your from london, u.k., our obsession with genetically processed foods and all that, america does have a weight obsession
punch line, chris christie goes on "the late show," and has the last laugh. >>> good morning, everyone. the little alabama boy has been reunited with his mother after he was held captive by a killer for nearly a week. >> agents swooped in for the rescue after becoming worried that the child was in imminent damage. he's been checked out of a hospital. we get more, now, from abc's tahman bradley. >> reporter: this morning, the little boy held captive in an underground bunker for seven days is safe. ethan, seen in this photograph, celebrates his 6th birthday tomorrow surrounded by family. he was taken to a hospital for treatment. and is said to be physically unharmed. >> he's laughing, joking, playing, eating. the things that you would expect a normal 5-year-old to 6-year-old young man to do. >> reporter: the suspect, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead, after fbi agents stormed the bunker where the boy was being held. abc news learned authorities inserted a high-tech camera into the bunker and monitored dykes' movement. they neutralized dykes when they thought he would come out. >> the c
're in the public limelight, when you're in a politician, everything is on the table. chris christie has to have a thick skin about this. certainly chris christie knows he's fat. he has said it and acknowledged it. [ buzzer ] >> we'll go over to john on that note. >> look, of course chris christie has a weight problem. is it a political problem maybe. at the end of the day it has not affecteded his performance of governor of new jersey and there's no way to say it would affect his performance as a candidate for president. >> thanks for playing we appreciate it. >>> this morning president obama speaking at the national prayer breakfast, he of course talked about god and prayer, he also talked about the need to come together. >> this is now our fifth prayer breakfast, and it is always just a wonderful event, but i do worry sometimes that as soon ads we leave the prayer breakfast, everything we've been talking about, the whole time at the prayer breakfast, seems to be forgotten. on the same day of the prayer breakfast. [ laughter ] i mean, you'd like to think that the shelf life wasn't so short. i
runner for the republicans in 2016. i want to play a clip from chris christie. this is him responding to a former white house physician who claimed on cnn she was worried chris christie could die in office. listen to what chris christie had to say about that today. >> this is just another hack who wants five minutes on tv. and it's completely irresponsible. completely irresponsible. my children saw that last night. and she sat there on tv and said, i'm afraid he's going to die in office. i have four children between 9 and 19. you know, i have my children -- my 12-year-old son comes to me last night and said, "dad, are you going to die?" i mean, come on. this is irresponsible stuff. >> well, i totally agree with him. and b, elyse, i think that this obsession with chris christie's weight -- i've rarely met a politician with more drive and energy than chris christie. he knows he's got a problem with the weight. i know he's trying to lose the weight because he's told me himself. why do we care so much about it? he's done an amazing job in the last few months. so much so he's the most popu
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to be this long. >> that's new jersey governor chris christie having some fun at his own expense last night braving the couch of late night nemesis david letterman. good stuff. good morning. this is "way too early," the show that will bite your donut if you give us the tiniest opening. we have a lot to cover this morning including new signs of the efforts to stop chuck hague frl becoming secretary of defense are losing steam. comments by john mccain suggest he's on a glide path to confirmation and president obama hits the road taking his gun control message to the heartland. the question is will that create enough meaningful pressure for reform? that's straight ahead. we begin with new revelations involving u.s. drone strikes program and the obama administration's legal justification behind the use of such efforts against al qaeda suspects. a new 16-page memo copy of which was obtained by nbc news offers fresh insights into this controversial practice including the killing of american citizens overseas if they're believed to be senior operational leaders of al qaeda or an associated force.
aren't angry with him at all. >>> and why is chris christie talking so much about his weight? maybe because he wants to talk about it on his terms, and why might that be? because perhaps he's running for president. >>> finally, the recently fired dick morris admits he was wrong at the top of his lungs last november. that's fine, but was he really wrong in predicting a romney landslide or did he know what was coming and decide that's what fox viewers wanted to hear? >>> we begin with the debate over the drones. robin wright is a scholar at the woodrow wilson center. "newsweek's" dan klaidman is the author of "kill or capture." john brennan's confirmation hearing this afternoon started out with some fireworks. anti-war protesters interrupted the proceedings five times accusing the cia of causing huge amounts of collateral damage with drone strikes. the committee's chair, dianne feinstein, eventually cleared the room. later, brennan cited the protesters when he addressed what he called a misperception about the goal of the drone strikes. let's listen. >> i think there is a misimpressio
from a drone. we'll have a live report ahead. >>> governor chris christie has some harsh words for a doctor who said she was afraid he would die in office. he says come see him or zip it. >> until that time, she should shut up. >> new details about lance armstrong's efforts to get back into the game. >>> and it's confirmed, the federal reserve was hacked. is our banking system secure enough? >>> among our guests this morning, janet robinson, a superintendent of the newtown public schools. anna deveer smith from the actress from nurse jackie is working with mayors against illegal guns. she'll join us to talk about this project. and saru jayaraman is exposing secrets of restaurants around the country. plus richard simmons joins us to talk about his new project too. it's thursday, february 7th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody. our starting point this morning is bracing for the big one. right now there's a blizzard watch in effect for parts of new england. there's a winter storm heading to the northeast. it could be historic because it is expected to leave
a great gig. >>> okay, this morning chris christie firing back at the white house doctor, former white house doctor who said she was worried that he would die in office. this morning, she's responding after a -- after she went on tv and voiced concern that the governor's weight might cause him to die in office. he said basically shut up. it's kind of turned into a little bit of an ugly fight, hasn't it? >> reporter: yeah, i think it's safe to say that chris christie would like a second opinion. he responded to former white house physician connie mariano's warnings about the new jersey governor's health by calling the doctor a hack and, as you just said, telling her to shut up. the back and forth started earlier this week when he appeared on the late show with david letterman. during the interview as he was joking about his size, christie, as we all saw, took a bite from a doughnut. that concerned former white house doctor connie mariano who has treated three different presidents and she told me christie could die in office if elected president. she called his weight issue a ticking tim
springsteen, describes what his state's governor may be doing in the future. but critics think chris christie's weight is a big obstacle. >> but now christie is blasting those critics saying, hey, enough is enough. with more on this, here's abc's dan harris. >> this is just another hack who wants five minutes on tv. >> reporter: chris christie displaying his famous candor, reacting to dr. connie mariano, the former white house doctor, who, on cnn, called the governor a time bomb. >> i'm a physician more than a democrat or republican and i worry about this man dying in office. >> she must be a genius. >> reporter: the governor questioned how she could diagnose him from her office in arizona. >> it's completely irresponsible. my 12-year-old son came to me last night and said, dad, are you going to die? >> hey, bring it, fat boy! >> chris christie said he's not going to run for re-election next year. he's like, i'll collapse that bridge when i get to it. >> reporter: his weight has been constant source of attention. christie who was slender and athletic as a young man, insists his health is stil
. andrea, good morning. >> good morning. hi, mika. >> want to get straight into the news. chris christie's back in the news. he kind of fired back at that white house doctor who made some really kind of inappropriate comments about his weight. >> yeah, did you hear about that? >> i thought. i thought it was great what he said. it's exactly the conversation that we don't need to have about weight and obesity. we need to have a better one. hopefully this will lead to that at some point. it's what i'm writing about. >> so this doctor says that she's afraid chris christie's going to die. >> yeah, and she goes on camera and says that. >> and then chris christie fires back. >> said "shut up." >> you know, we shouldn't be talking about that. >> why? >> because there's much bigger news out there. >> what's that? >> what do you think? everybody's talking about it. >> lindsay lohan. what? >> she's broke. poor lindsay lohan is broke. and she's moving back home. and i don't know. i want to help her. can we start a lindsay lohan fund in >> no, we really can't. >> can we put donny in charge of it? >>
right. >> you're like andy ricter. >> as we saw at the top of the show, chris christie was on the late show last night. everyone is wondering if it would be awkward if his weight works into his standup routine. letterman asked the governor if the jokes offended him. take a look. >> is it an issue or is it not an issue? and, you tell me how you see things. >> i don't care if you're funny. i mean from my perspective if, the joke is funny, i laugh. even if it's about me. if it's not funny, i don't laugh. but i've never felt like it was, you know, anything that really bugged me all that much, no. >> now what percentage of the jokes have you found funny? >> about 40%. roughly. >> that will get new the hall of fame. >> here's two of them that we like. first one is celebrity birthday todayment chris christie turned 50. he blew out the kanld lz on his cake and wished for another cake. and this one i thought -- i don't know if this is one of the best ones, i think it is topical given what went on yesterday. a billion dollars will be spent on potato chips for super bowl sunday and that's just at
. >> so this doctor says that she's afraid chris christie's going to die. >> yeah, and she goes on camera and says that. >> and then chris christie fires back. >> said "shut up." >> you know, we shouldn't be talking about that. >> why? >> because there's much bigger news out there. >> what's that? >> what do you think? everybody's talking about it. >> lindsay lohan. what? >> she's broke. poor lindsay lohan is broke. and she's moving back home. and i don't know. i want to help her. can we start a lindsay lohan fund in >> no, we really can't. >> can we put donny in charge of it? >> young adults today having to move back home because of the economy. first generation that's not going to mobilely go upward like past generations. >> much like arthur schlessinger's biography of robert f. kennedy. i think the story of lindsay lohan is a story of our time. >> okay. >> turn it over to meacham. he'll do a biography. >> meacham could do it. >> you know some of the lohans, don't you, donny? >> i do. i know her mom. >> how did you know that, willie? >> she's hot and in her whos. 40s. >> we've had dinne
bring up chris christie because he is sort of starting to redefine the republican message in his own way and maybe i thought eric cantor would take a page from the chris christie playbook. >> well, there were no danish, no doughnuts at our interview this morning but he is trying to redefine the message for sure, and that's what he's going to talk about in an interview later at a speech later today. as we speak, carol, he is talking about his new message idea to rank and file republicans, but the gist of it is, he's saying that he understands the election results that most groups, key demographic groups went for the democrats, not for republicans, and so he's trying to make the republican message more accessible to everyday average americans, and so we talked a lot about the fact that he is a father, that he's a family person, and that others in his caucus are as well, but of course one of the main issues in front of this congress is guns, and of course there are a lot of parents out there who are worried about gun violence in their schools so i asked about that and about whether or not h
the 5-year-old had been held hostage and how fbi stormed that place. >>> and chris christie's battle of the bull only nge not a laug matter for a former white house doctor who says she's worried he may die in office. >> she had a problem with him eating that donut on david letterman. >> welcome back to "early start." it is wednesday, 31 past the hour. and two bombs have been found in the underground bunker in alabama where a 5-year-old boy was held captive for nearly a week. explosives experts will be looking for more devices this morning. one bomb was sdwodiscovered ins the bunker and another located in a pvc pipe. officials also confirm they used drones and sophisticated surveillance equipment to monitor jimmy lee dykes during the standoff. right now little ethan is with his family. it's his birthday. happy birthday, ethan. the principal of his school says everyone is counting the days until he returns. >> it's a shame that this had to happen, but to any child i believe that will bounce back better than any child that i know of would be ethan. he's just -- he meets no strangers and
jersey governor chris christie might die in office if elected president. this is how the fiery governor responded. >> this is another person who wants five minutes on tv. >> the governor has been outspoken about his own weight in the past and even joked about it on the "late show" with david letterman this week, but he didn't find anything funny about mariano' comments. >> it's completely irresponsible, completely irresponsible. i have four children between 9 and 19. i have my children, my 12-year-old son comes to me last night and says, dad, are you going to die? if she wants to get on a plane and come here to new jersey and ask me if she wants to examine me and review my medical history, i'll have a conversation with her about that. until that time, they should shut up. >>> whether you live in the northeast or travel aing across the country, there's a snowstorm that is a whooper. there are as many as two feet of snow forecast in some areas and an icy mix in other. meteorologist bill karins is here to discuss it. >> soon hundreds of flights will be canceleded as we get closer to this e
insightful. >> real hot topic was about drone strikes. and chris christie got some laughs too. >> i knew this was going to be a song. >> shooting scenes at a california school were luckily a police drill and not real. in texas, former president george h.w. bush enjoyed a post-hospital cocktail. and a 22-year-old chicken farmer has grown so fond of his flock he has picked up the language. >> it's like i just picked up an egg in this box. come lay your egg. it's -- >> okay. i'm sure he knows the chicken that they're trying to communicate. >> hey, if it makes his job easier, good for him. >> and the weekend with beyonce, it's always going to be a big week. >> i was thinking of you when i saw the halftime show. that was an unbelievable performance. >> she shut it down. she's the queen of the world now. >>> all day long you can stay on top of the very latest developments on those stories and the best political analysis on msnbc. and tonight, be sure to watch "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> and, finally, here's a look at what's coming up later this morning on the "today" show. al r
: this national weather report sponsored by kay jewelers. every kiss begins with kay. >>> governor chris christie knows he's too heavy. even though he can joke about it with david letterman. >> i'm making the best effort i can. and sometimes i'm successful and other times i'm not. >> this morning, why the size of the potential candidate for president is getting new attention. >>> and trying to lure jobs from other states. america's two biggest governors are now at odds over a new ad campaign. we'll hear the sharp response from california's governor on "cbs this morning." >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by the hilton hhonors any weekend, any weekday sale. earn double points or double miles on all your hotel stays through march thirty first. sign up now at hiltondouble.com. i work for 47 different companies. well, technically i work for one. that company, the united states postal service®, works for thousands of home businesses. because at usps.com®, you can pay, print and have your packages picked up for free. i can even drop off free boxes. i wear a lot of hats. well,
bowl xlvii, louisiana governor bobby jindal and new jersey governor chris christie met to pass the torch from the big easy to the garden state. he gave christy mardi gras masks and a themed football. next game will be played at met life stadium and first open air bowl to be played in a cold weather climate. it will be interesting to see which teams make it. >> i think it was 27 degrees super bowl time in new york. it will be interesting, you're right. >> get all bundled up. >> i wouldn't want to sit in the audience. watch it on tv. let's check our forecast as we approach 4:41. tom kierein. >> there's a mostly clear sky over the monument with a live picture there. reagan national at 28. in the low to mid-20s in montgomery county, prince george's county. mid and upper 20s. that's the story in fairfax and arlington. off to a cold start this morning. in the wake of the flurries from yesterday, a partly cloudy morning. here's your hour-by-hour forecast. temperatures by noontime should be in the mid-30s. ought to hit the upper 30s between 2:00, 3:00, 4:00. as early as 8:00 p.m., all
. mr. chris christie, i am the last person in the world to tell him he should join a gym, but watching him get out of the suv was like watching be russians get out of afghanistan. [laughter]>> you got him on that one. they liked it. >> they did. >national politician in the country -- chris christie. >> why? >> on contrived in public. he is -- uncontrived in public. he is distinctive at a time when the brand of politicians is in the seller --cellar. he is the only national figure that has positive ratings from both republicans and democrats. >> would be country go for another bush? wax jeb bush is so different that the question is, will the republicans understand? jeb bush understands that in 2040 texas will be 20% anglo. george w. bush carried new jersey, carried illinois, carried ohio, carried michigan, kerry california. those states are no longer -- he carried maine and vermont. those states are not even competitive for republicans now. if your publican party is ever going to be competitive again, it has got to understand that what jeb bush has been telling them, especially reaching
on the block. last year chris christie told voters they picked a retread in brown. >> not as much hair. i've slowed down a bit but i ran three miles in 29 minutes two nights ago. i hereby challenge governor christie to a three mile race, push-up contest, and a chin-up contest. i have no doubt of the outcome. >> well, next. ready to meet the assemblyman who missed the memo on how not to speak about gun control. while americans are entitled to have strong opinions, there is also language that is inappropriate in any discussion. the supporters of gun control are doing something akin to what hitler's germany did to strip citizens of guns in the run-up to the second world war. here's steve mclaughlin yesterday frustrated with how quickly the gun control bill was passed. >> we're told to shut up and vote. that's what this is about. don't question it. just vote. that's the message here. hitler would be proud. mussolini would be proud of what we did here. but that's not democracy. >> there you have it. a few hours later he released a video apology calling his statement an honest mistake. >>> fina
. and pretty decent approval ratings, chris christie, post superstorm sandy and everything he's done. he's a jovial kind of guy. he pops up on "the late show" with david letterman last night. let's play the part with the doughnut. >> welcome to the show. >> thrilled to be here. >> now, you, how do you feel about me? >> i love you, dave. >> no, but -- >> no, a love that i have a difficult time really explaining. a deep and abiding love. >> now we have a real problem. but i've made jokes about you, not just one or two, not just ongoing here and there, intermittent, but -- >> i mean, listen, sunny hostin, the governor has a sense of humor. >> i absolutely adored what chris christie did on "the letterman show." you have to do that with david letterman. he will eviscerate you otherwise. i think what it showed is someone who can take control of the issue, because everyone knows he has a weight issue, and someone that is saying to the world, yeah, i'm overweight, and i can take it. i can take the jokes. it is fair game. and i've got to tell you, i think he's in a terrific position, again, to op
tough to watch. >>> new jersey governor, chris christie, is now making big headlines for candid talk about his health and his weight. is it all part of his ramp-up for a possible presidential run? abc's dan harris has been tracking all of that. dan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. chris christie is coy about whether he's running for president in 2016. but he's taking some very public steps to deal with what, fairly or not, could be a major campaign issue. it was a brilliant sight gag. chris christie, sitting across from david letterman, who has lampooned the governor for his weight. and pulling out a doughnut. >> i didn't know this was going to be this long. >> reporter: but the next day, the governor making clear he takes this issue seriously. >> of course, i care about it. and i'm making the best effort i can. sometimes i'm successful. and other times i'm not. and sometimes periods of great success are followed by periods of great failure. >> reporter: the spectacle of a male politician repeatedly having to address his looks, the way hillary clinton dealt with talk of her
governor chris christie. let's take a look at his appearance on david letterman. >> i've made jokes about you, not just one owere to. not just ongoing here and there, intermittent. >> i didn't know it was going to be this long. >> joking aside, christie has an innate ability to know the room and be the regular guy. and isn't this what the republican party is lacking right now? i mean, they've got an identity crisis. why not start with the regular guy next door? is he the best bet they have? >> to some extent, the problem is how does he get through if he runs for president, how does he get through that republican primary. the party right now is dominated by a clear faction on the right that thinks their policies are the right ones for the country there is no negotiation, no compromise. whether that's on immigration, whether that's on taxes, whether it's on social issues. the problem that they ignore and the groups in the tea party in the farr right ignored is the country has moved. it's moved more to the middle. it's moved in a more progressive direction. and they don't want to change. and
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